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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: October Sunday Forums
30 Sep 2010
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


October 3rd -- Homecoming Sunday
"Another World is Possible: Reflections on the 2010 US Social Forum"

Boston organized over 250 people to get on buses, pile into cars, and board planes heading out to Detroit, Michigan for the second US Social Forum. The four individuals speaking will share about their different experiences at the USSF and reflect on particular learnings and tools they have brought back to help build our movements for justice here at home.

The United States Social Forum is a gathering of social justice activists which grew out of the World Social Forum process, bringing together activists, organizers, people of color, working people, poor people, and indigenous people from across the United States. The goal of the gathering is to build unity around common goals of social justice, to build ties between organizations present at the event, and to help build a broader social justice movement.


October 10th -- Indigenous Peoples' Day
"Who Are the Indians in Boston?"

How do we define an American Indian, and why don't we seem to see any more Indians around? What does an Indian look like, anyhow? Are we stereotyping?

Joanne Dunn is executive director of the North American Indian Center of Boston and a Commissioner on Indian Affairs for Mass, representing the north. She is also a field supervisor for Harvard Divinity School. Joanne is an enrolled Mi'kmaq in the Wagmatcook First Nation Indian Reserve and her career spans more than 30 years of service to Native People and social justice.


October 17th -- NANCY B. KOHN
"The Cuban Five: in U.S. Prisons for Opposing Terrorism"

Nancy Kohn is an active member of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, as well as the local July 26th Coalition. She has visited Cuba four times since 1996, most recently as a participant with the 21st Pastors for Peace Friendshipment caravan in July and August.

In a September letter to President Obama, well-known North American actors and artists stated: "We are dismayed that the Cuban Five, who have committed no crime against the United States nor posed any threat to this country's national security, have now been imprisoned for 12 years. The Five monitored the activities of violent groups of Cuban exiles in Miami, activities that had already resulted in the deaths of thousands of Cuban nationals. They sought simply to protect their country from further acts of terrorism." Come hear background and updates on the case in a presentation dedicated to the memory of Rev. Lucius Walker, founder of Pastors for Peace.


October 24th -- KIADO CRUZ
"Reclaiming Our Agricultural Heritage: Roof by Roof, Yard by Yard"

Kiado Cruz is a community organizer for RASA, the Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty. RASA is an ever-increasing network of people who are learning and then teaching inner-city gardening, while rediscovering their own cultural food roots.

Sr. Cruz will talk about sustainable agriculture, as well as the community organizing that has been instrumental in the current autonomous movements in Oaxaca and Chiapas. He will also address the damaging effects of U.S. trade policies on Mexico, increasing privatization and related migration issues. Cruz will be speaking throughout New England on Witness for Peace's annual fall tour.


"The Original Halloween: Sawhain, an Ancient Celtic Ceremony!"



The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets. Parking is available on Sunday
mornings at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon Street or St. James Ave.). We can provide a sticker to affix to your parking receipt and you will be charged only $3 until 1:30pm.

By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-4 minute walk from either station.



The Community Church of Boston is a free community of human beings united for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to all forms of social and economic life.



Rev. Jason Lydon, Minister
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
(617) 266-0449 (fax)
info (at)

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